Welcome! Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Champaign County Forest Preserve District youth volunteer. We hope that volunteering with the District will develop leadership and teamwork skills in youth between 11-17 years old.

This form is intended to be completed by the youth volunteer. Parents/Guardians may assist, if necessary, but answers should come directly from prospective volunteers. Parents/Guardians will have separate paperwork to complete prior to the start of their child volunteering.

Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom. You will hear from staff in 1-2 weeks of your submission.

Name and address

Please complete all information thoroughly.

Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an emergency, please notify:


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


Please indicate the name of your school, your current grade level and most recent GPA (indicate total scale, i.e. 3.4 out of 4). If you don't have a GPA, please indicate your grade average (A,B,C,etc.).

Short Answer Essay

Please provide at least 1-2 paragraphs explaining:

About You

Use the space below to let us know a little bit more about yourself. Please provide 1-2 paragraphs of information.


Please provide the name and contact information for a person who is over 18 years old and NOT RELATED to you.

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Certification and Release

I certify that the statements made on this volunteer application are true, correct, and have been given voluntarily. I further certify that I have parent/guardian consent to participate in this program. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal and proper interest, and I release Champaign County Forest Preserve District from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer.